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European postmarket trial confirms findings of Disrupt CAD I

Key clinical point: Intravascular lithotripsy may be safely performed with high procedural success and minimal complications.

Major finding: The coronary intravascular lithotripsy system delivered stents successfully in all cases, with a high acute luminal gain (a mean of 1.7 mm2), and low residual stenosis (7.8%).

Study details: A postmarket, prospective, single-arm study of 120 subjects at 15 European sites.

Disclosures: Dr. Di Mario disclosed that Shockwave Medical provided a grant for the study to Careggi University Hospital. Dr. Ali reported having personal equity and fees from Shockwave Medical, as well as grants from other companies outside the scope of the study.


Di Mario C et al. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Sep 25 doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.119.008434.